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Intrapresæ Collezione Guggenheim supports “Gaitonde”


Intrapresæ Collezione Guggenheim supports “Gaitonde”
Intrapresæ Collezione Guggenheim supports “Gaitonde”
Intrapresæ Collezione Guggenheim supports “Gaitonde”
01 ottobre 2015

A new crucial exhibition opens thanks to Intrapresæ Collezione Guggenheim support: V. S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life. Comprising over 40 major paintings and works on paper drawn from public institutions and private collections across Asia, Europe, and the United States, this is the first retrospective exhibition dedicated to the work of celebrated Indian modern painter Vasudeo Santu Gaitonde (1924–2001). Including many works that have not been seen by the public, this exhibition reveals Gaitonde’s extraordinary use of color, line, form, and texture, as well as symbolic elements and calligraphy, in works that glow with an inner light.

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of educational programs. On Thursday October 1, at 5:30 pm, V. S. Gaitonde (1995; color, with sound, 27 min.), a short film by Indian director Sunil Kaldate, will be screened in the Teatrino Palazzo Grassi, Venice. The director and the exhibition curator will be present for this glimpse of the very private working life of this extraordinary artist. In the course of the exhibition, between October 2015 and January 2016, there will be a cycle of four appointments for the blind and or low vision (as well as full-sighted) adults and children. These will consist of guided visits with tactile counterparts of some exhibited paintings. The project has been developed by Valeria Bottalico, and will be flanked by workshops led by blind sculptor Felice Tagliaferri. This program is made possible by The Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation, New York.

V. S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life
Curated by Sandhini Poddar, Adjunct Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum with Amara Antilla, Assistant Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
October 3, 2015–January 10, 2016

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© 1. Untitled, 1954 Private collection, San Francisco, photo Sotheby's, courtesy Sotheby's, New York | 2. Painting No. 6, 1962 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Anil Rane, © 2014 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation | 3. Portrait, V. S. Gaitonde, ca. 1991/: Photo: Shalini Saran © Shalini Saran